Heard over the holiday season…

It’s Boxing Day and the two radio stations in Edmonton (The Chuck and Capital FM) that switched to 24/7 Christmas music have switched back to their regular formats. When they first switched to holiday music, the first two songs I heard were Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time”, followed by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”. This made me laugh, as they were the two songs I felt I typically heard the most throughout the holiday season.  

This got my music nerd brain wondering ”what song will I hear the most this year?” So like any music nerd (or maybe I am the only one who would do this) I started tracking which songs I heard on both radio stations.  

Throughout the holidays I read a couple articles about WHAM’s “Last Christmas” returning to the Pop charts and even today saw an article about Mariah Carey’s ongoing dominance with her holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas”. Would either of these tracks top my list? Edmonton is the City Of Champions when it comes to “All I Want For Christmas” (see article on that HERE) 

Here’s my personal Top 10 

10 – Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmas Time” 

9 – Johnny Mathis “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” 

8 – Nate King Cole “The Christmas Song” 

7 – Jose Feliciano “Feliz Navidad” 

6 – Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” 

5 – Bobby Helms “Jingle Bell Rock” 

4 – Brenda Lee “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” 

3 – Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas” 

2 – WHAM “Last Christmas”  

1 – Andy Williams “(It’s the Most) Wonderful Time of The Year” 


In all fairness, if I counted every cover version of “Last Christmas” along with the original version it would be at the top of this list by a long shot.

About thef3k

Danny Fournier is a marketing expert with close to 20 years working within the music industry, including 5 years with a major label. With university degrees in both Marketing and Sociology, Danny brings a unique perspective to marketing with a strong understanding of the needs of the end user and how to engage them. Along with his music and business background, Danny has worked as a corporate trainer, facilitating and write courses for corporate audiences. Danny has been commended for his facilitation skills and understanding of adult learning.
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